We have been making wine from Kalita Vineyard since 2004, and the fruit keeps getting more complex and rich each year. Kalita Vineyard, owned by Arthur and Sherry Kalita, is a beautiful bowl-shaped vineyard ranging between 400-800’ elevation located in the Yamhill-Carlton district of Oregon. Wine Spectator rated our 2008 Pinot Noir Kalita Vineyard a 92, noting that it is “Light in texture, intense in flavor, with a candied edge to the raspberry, apricot and orange peel notes that sail through the long and vivid finish.”
Dad: Cherries, root beer, plums. Round tannins roll out the long finish.
Fille: I recently bought my first pair of Jimmy Choo strappy sandals. They elevate whatever I am doing to a special occasion. That’s the way this year’s Kalita is- a spirited wine that lifts the evening. It has an aroma of sarsaparilla, taste of sweet cherry and cola, and is accented by lively tannins. It has a Forever Finish of root beer, cola, and a touch of chocolate. It would hold its own to a meal of lamb or short ribs with a hint of cocoa.
|Harvest||Sept. 26, 2009|
|Barrel aging||10 months, 33% new|
|Alcohol, by volume||14.3%|
Price: $38/bottle, $410.40/case, $85/magnum